Different plans

Chapter 1-Moving

A/N: Any recognizable characters or places do not belong to me.

It was the 1st November 1981. The magical world was cheering. Finally You-Know-Who had vanished.

"So, who do you think is the Boy-Who-Lived?" an old man asked. He was sitting in a living room furnished with modern furniture, drinking a cup of tea.

"Max, of course," a woman answered, playing with her oldest son.

"I agree with you, Lily," another man said, looking disgustedly at his second son."Harry's not even shown that he is a wizard and not a squib."

"What will you do with Harry?"

"He will be given to Petunia tomorrow," Lily Potter said."We just can't take care of him and train Maximilian at the same time, Professor Dumbledore."

"I understand fully," Albus Dumbledore answered, standing up. "Good bye, James, Lily, Maximilian."

On the coffee table lay a copy of the Daily Prophet.

You-Know-Who vanished!

Yesterday night, 31st October, Maximilian Martin Potter vanished with his brother's, Harry James Potter's help, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The twins, only a bit over a year old, managed to do what adults, including Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, failed doing.

"Of course Max did all the dirty work," James Potter, father of the twins, said. "He, other than Harry, has shown plenty of magic. He just has to be more powerful than his twin."

The Potters are happy that their boys have survived, You-Know-Who has vanished and one of their boys is the first one to survive the killing curse. Who will that be?

"Like my husband said," Lily Potter told us, "Max is the Boy-Who-Lived. He vanished He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and saved his little brother. We will send Harry to live with my sister, so that we can train Max and let Harry have a good childhood with all the attention from his elders that he needs."

Rita Skeeter, Journalist for the Daily Prophet

The next day Lily and James went to 4 Privet Drive, Whinging, Surrey, where her sister lived with her husband and son. They apparated there, Lily holding Harry and James holding Max. Lily rang the bell. A moment later the door opened.

"What do you want here, freak?" Petunia Dursley sneered, glaring at her sister and brother-in-law who, holding their children, stood in front of the door.

"Can you take care of Harry?" Lily asked her sister instantly, looking pleadingly at her.

"Of course we will give you money," James chirped in, knowing that the prospect of being paid would make it easier to talk these muggles into it.

"How much?" Petunia's husband, Vernon, demanded.

"How about £250 a week?" James offered

"Well, taking that in account... we might be able to take care of that little bastard," he agreed, already thinking of how to spend the money on his son Dudley.

Lily wanted to start an argument saying that Harry wasn't one, but James had pulled the boy away from her before she could react. Her sister slammed the door into her face after she'd token the baby.


Severus Snape had read the Daily Prophet. How could someone be that stupid? he asked himself. As if Harry couldn't be the one who vanished the Dark Lord. I have to keep an eye on him, he made a mental note for himself. I have a weird feeling that he will be in Slytherin. Lily's sister, she is a muggle. It should be fairly easy to watch him. Surely Harry had more power than his pampered twin, he just hadn't shown it yet.